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Reproductive Rights As Economic Empowerment for Women and Girls

  • March 2015
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On March 17, 2015, PRB hosted a parallel event during the 59th annual UN Commission on the Status of Women. The panel, "Rights Make Might! Reproductive Rights as Economic Empowerment for Women and Girls," explored how access to quality reproductive health services protect and improve the health and economic well-being of women and girls.









SOURCES

RIGHT TO DECIDE
Shareen Joshi, Reproductive Health and Economic Development: What Connections Should We Focus On?, (Washington DC: Population Reference Bureau, 2012).

RIGHT TO LIVE WELL
Katerini Storeng et al., “Beyond Body Counts: A Qualitative Study of Lives and Loss in Burkina Faso After ‘Near-Miss’ Obstetric Complications,” Social Science & Medicine 71, no. 10 (2010): 1749-56.
Shareen Joshi and T. Paul Schultz, “Family Planning and Women’s and Children’s Health: Long Term Consequences of an Outreach Program in Matlab, Bangladesh,” Demography 50, no. 1 (2013): 149-80.

RIGHT TO LEARN
Catalina Herrera and David Sahn, “The Impact of Early Childbearing on Schooling and Cognitive Skills Among Young Women in Madagascar,” CERDI Etudes et Documents no. 28 (2014).
David Canning and T. Paul Schultz, “The Economic Consequences of Reproductive Health and Family Planning,” The Lancet 380, no. 9837 (2012): 165-71.
Monica J. Grant and Kelly K. Hallman, “Pregnancy‐Related School Dropout and Prior School Performance in KwaZulu‐Natal, South Africa,” Studies in Family Planning 39, no. 4 (2008): 369-82.

RIGHT TO EARN
Luis Rubalcava, Graciela Teruel, and Duncan Thomas. “Investments, Time Preferences, and Public Transfers Paid to Women,” Economic Development and Cultural Change 57, no. 3 (2009): 507-38.

RIGHT TO OWN
Amber Peterman, “Women’s Property Rights and Gendered Policies: Implications for Women’s Long-Term Welfare in Rural Tanzania,” Journal of Development Studies 47, no. 1 (2011): 1-30.

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